The New Hampshire Leadership Series has been supporting and challenging NH self-advocates and family members to further develop, strengthen and utilize their leadership skills since 1988. With 1000 graduates, we are a state that is strong on leadership and advocacy that is initiated and driven by our leadership graduates.
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The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.
Work-related injuries and illnesses are preventable, and control of occupational hazards is the most effective means of prevention. Research has shown that relationships exist between the demographic characteristics of workers and the risk of occupational illness or injury.
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RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Employment Safety Training supports the needs assessment process designed to address gaps, deficiencies, and unmet occupational safety and health training needs. The pool of available health and safety trainings for workers with IDD is alarmingly shallow, especially trainings that are culturally competent and accessible. Through the Department of Labor (DOL) Susan Harwood Training Grant, the Institute on Disability seeks to address the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) by offering New Hampshire disability service providers the Staying Safe at Work curriculum developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP)
Adult, Middle/High School, Older Adult
This project will identify mid-life predictors of living in a food insecure household at age 60 and older, explore whether living in a food insecure household in mid-life is associated with reduced odds of well-being or healthy aging among persons age 60 and older, and, examine changes in the odds of living in a food insecure household among adults as they transition onto Social Security retirement benefits.
TIPP is designed to prepare graduate social work and special education scholars in research-based practices and systems change strategies to improve outcomes for children and youth with significant support needs, including those with emotional and behavioral challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory, and other learning disabilities.
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/High School
The UNH-Institute on Disability (IOD), in partnership with numerous UNH academic and administrative partners is working to provide inclusive higher education opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Planning efforts are well underway on the Durham campus to provide a 2- year day and/or residential Community Transition Program (CTP). A CTP Program is a federally recognized program at a higher education institution that offers inclusive education for individuals with ID that leads to credential attainment.
Adult, Middle/High School